Sunday, May 15, 2011

Southern Living

Texas is treating us right so far (well, except for the drought in our area). We are enormously enjoying the sunshine, the friends we're making, and oh my gosh, the FOOD! Seriously, this place does nothing for the waistline. The Mexican, barbecue, seafood, it's really a foodie mecca. That, and we have an awesome grocery store.

Today, we former Michiganders even purchased our first crawfish (yes, they come live like lobsters) and had our own crawfish boil. Matt and I polished off 3.25lbs of crawfish. True, that's nothin' by true southern eating standards, but it suited us just fine. I got an awesome recipe off courtesy of Emeril Lagasse. You can get it by clicking HERE. We left out the artichokes as I wasn't quite up the challenge of working with them today. As you can see, we covered our patio table with newspaper (Matt's idea) and dumped out the steaming lot to enjoy a great outdoor meal!
All in all, this has been a tasty day. Next time we'll prep things more efficiently so it doesn't take an hour-and-a-half to do the boil. But, like everything else, cooking southern style is a learning process. I think, however, we are coming along nicely!